A wildfire that blackened 20 acres of Miller Peninsula between Sequim Bay and Discovery Bay on Sunday continued to smolder Monday.
The blaze, which was sparked by the heat from a pickup truck’s muffler and sent a smoke plume visible in Clallam and Jefferson counties and on Vancouver Island, was declared contained Sunday night.
On Monday, crews from the state Department of Natural Resources walked the smoky terrain between Fireweed Road and Cat Lake in search of hot spots that might flare up.
Natural Resources firefighters took command of the blaze from Clallam County Fire District No. 3 late Sunday.
No structures were threatened in the fire, which mainly burned wildlands of the future Miller Peninsula State Park.
—————–The rest of the story appears in the Tuesday Peninsula Daily News.